Killing zebra mussels will be a key topic at an upcoming gathering of water management professionals in Oklahoma City. The annual meeting of the Southwest American Water Works Association (SWAWWA) will feature a seminar on advances in the chemistry of copper that improve its effectiveness in killing zebra mussels. The invasive mussels attach themselves to hard surfaces such as water intake screens and pipelines, sometimes forming thick mats. Click on the following paragraph to access the full story.
“The Southwest has experienced abnormally high temperatures and persistent drought conditions for much of the past two decades,” said David Hammond, Ph.D. and National Zebra and Quagga Mussel Expert for Earth Science Laboratories. “Under these circumstances, zebra mussel infestations can devastate stressed water systems. Lake managers and water treatment plant operators are naturally looking for effective and environmentally conscious ways to control zebra mussels and prevent further infestations.”